Would you like to play a part in running this community website – even in a very small way? This contribution could be a one-off – like writing a bit of text to fill a current gap – or something ongoing, like moderating one of the discussion categories in the Forum (listed down the left sidebar of the Forum page). We’re going to have a get-together to decide what needs to be done and who will do the various tasks (if you can’t come to the meeting, but would like to do something - there are some suggestions below - please let me know which you would like to do). Alternatively, just come along and join in the discussion!
Meeting: the local cafes are unfortunately not open late enough for working people to get to, so we suggest the Maid of Muswell – its website does say that you can use the free wifi while drinking coffee, so it’s not unlike a café! Dates – either Sunday 18th Jan about 4pm, or Monday 19th Jan about 7pm (hopefully these would be quiet times) – please let me know which suits you, if either. If you have other ideas for a venue/time, please let me know. Also, could somebody bring a laptop with a good-sized screen so we can have a look at the website (mine is tiddy)? And a second laptop would be good, too.
Gaps to fill / roles to take:
Texts: Welcome message for new members, ‘How to’ guidelines, ‘About Us’ page, Terms of service
Lists: of local community organisations, local businesses who would like to appear on the Hidden High Street page, possibly local services
Moderating (i.e. checking posts for unsuitable content + contributing helpful/encouraging posts) : one of the discussion categories in the Forum, Groups, Events (adding any that nobody else has mentioned), Membership (authorising new members)
a weekly or bi-weekly round up of activities, events, discussions emailed to all members.
Google Calendar for the Events page
Links to news items on local topics in online newspapers or etc.
And last but not least, funding – we need a Treasurer, a bank account, a constitution in order to get a bank account (I have a link with lots of info on this), and – when the website is busy enough – somebody to approach potential advertisers!
Phew – I think that’s it. Let me know if I’ve missed anything out.